What: Public meeting
When: 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18
Where: Metairie Senior Center
265 N. Causeway Blvd.
Who: All interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has prepared, and the Federal Highway Administration has approved for public distribution an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed interchange connecting Causeway Blvd. (La. 3046) with Earhart Expressway (La. 3139).
The proposed action includes a proposed interchange at Causeway and Earhart that provides all 8 access movements and features a new signalized intersection. A geometric feasibility study and traffic analysis of the two designs has been completed as part of an EA of the impacts of the proposed interchange.
Detailed information relative to the project is available to those interested through copies of the EA. This information is available for review and/or copying at DOTD’s District 02 office, located at 1440 U.S. Hwy. 90, Bridge City, La. Copies of the EA will be made available upon request at the expense of the person requesting the information, and at a cost equal to the department’s cost of reproduction. The EA is available, for review only, at the Federal Highway Administration Division Office at 5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge, La. and at the DOTD Environmental Section Office located at 1201 Capitol Access Road, 5th Floor, Baton Rouge, La. The EA is also available at the following librairies:
· Jefferson Parish Public Library
4747 W. Napoleon Ave.
· Old Metairie Branch Library
2350 Metairie Rd.
· Rosedale Branch Library
4036 Jefferson Hwy.
· State Library
701 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, La.
This document can also be accessed online at http://www.dotd.louisiana.gov/doclist.asp?ID=65
Data and information from the EA will be presented at the hearing along with right-of-way and relocation information. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public comments and allow for input on the EA. All interested persons or their representatives are invited to be present at the above time and place for the purpose of becoming acquainted with the highway improvements being considered. Attendees will be afforded an opportunity to express their views concerning the project’s specific location, major design features, and the probably social, economic and environmental effects involved as described in the EA document. Oral comments will be received at the hearing. To enable statements to be presented within a reasonable time period, and for the accuracy of the official hearing record, it is suggested that oral comments be supplemented by presenting important facts and supporting documentation in writing. All written statements or comments bay be submitted at the hearing, or may be mailed to the following address. All entries must be postmarked within ten days following the hearing (Oct. 28, 2007):
· Mr. Bruce Richards
N-Y Associates, Inc.
ATTN: Earhart-Causeway Interchange
2750 Lake Villa Drive
Metairie, LA 70002
If you require special assistance due to a disability in order to participate in this hearing, please contact the consultant by mail at the address above or by telephone at (504) 885-0500, at least five working days prior to the hearing.
For more information regarding this hearing, please call Mr. Bruce Richards of N-Y Associates, Inc. at (504) 885-0500.